Nestled on the rugged coast of County Donegal, Killybegs is a town that embodies the essence of Ireland’s maritime heritage. As you explore this charming coastal gem, you’ll be captivated by its breathtaking landscapes, rich seafaring history, and warm community spirit.
The Gaelic for Killybegs is ‘Na Cealla Beaga’ This translates as ‘The Little Cells’ and immediately conjures images of solitude and contemplation. These “little cells” were indeed a part of an early monastic settlement established by Coptic Monks in the area during the 5th century. It’s a testament to the enduring spiritual legacy that permeates the land around here.
The town has earned its reputation as Ireland’s premier fishing port. The bustling harbour is a testament to the town’s deep-rooted connection to the sea. Fishing trawlers, with their colourful hulls, line the docks, and the aroma of fresh catches fills the air. It’s a town where the sea provides not only a livelihood but also a sense of identity.
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Activities and sights in and around Killybegs include:-
- Sliabh Liag Cliffs Experience
- Atlantic Coastal Cruises
- Wild and Free Adventure
- Killybegs Boat Trips
- Killybegs Walk and Talk
For the latest information about what is happening in and around Killybegs check out the town’s Facebook page here.
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